Sherwood Park Starbucks Workers File Applications to Join Steelworkers Union

Sherwood Park Starbucks Workers File Applications to Join Steelworkers Union

Aug 16, 2022 by Business Wire Public Policy/Government: Labor News

Key Facts

  • SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 1-207 has filed applications with the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) for union-certification votes on behalf of Starbucks workers at two stores in Sherwood Park, Alta.
  • “The baristas at the Sherwood Park stores are tired of not being heard, and they simply want a voice and a seat at the table,” said Pablo Guerra, USW organizer for Western Canada.
  • The Sherwood Park workers join the growing number of Starbucks employees who are organizing across North America for better working conditions and wages, including at the Calgary Millrise store, Alberta’s first corporate Starbucks store to join the United Steelworkers union in July.
  • Each year, thousands of workers choose to join the USW because of our strong track record in creating healthier, safer and more respectful workplaces and negotiating better working conditions and fairer compensation – including good wages, benefits and pensions.

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